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Chennai in Lonely Planet 2015 list of top 10 cities to visit

The list is topped by Singapore with Namibia and Lithuania occupying the second and the third spot respectively

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail for killing girlfriend

Both the prosecution and the defence have the right to appeal against the verdict

Happy New Year set to record the widest release for a Bollywood film

Happy New Year marks the coming together of director Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, after the success of the pair in films such as Main Hoon Na ...

Now, get ready for 'Made in China' weddings

The Chinese govt is also planning to promote its cities as destination wedding spots for Indians

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The curtain goes up

Theatre enthusiasts in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata can look forward to a wide range of plays and theatre festivals this season

Is it beer that you're looking for?

A day-long craft beer festival brings to Mumbai rare, imported and homegrown beers along with food, music and conversation

Keeping Ebola out

India has so far succeeded in staving off the deadly virus that has claimed over 4,500 lives abroad. The authors look at how the country is ...

The maharajah and the munshi

In Victoria: A Life, acclaimed author reveals a passionate woman beneath the queen's stiff exterior and chronicles her deep fondness for ...

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Facebook teeming with lonely hearts, finds study

The University of Wisconsin study found that the lonelier someone is, the longer he or she spends time on Facebook

Your fashion has a star-sign

The zodiac is now dictating your hair colour, shoe style and even the ingredients in your meal

Designer Vaishali Shadangule gives old India a new look

Designer Vaishali Shadangule uses traditional weaves and textiles in Western and contemporary dresses

My Life My Style: Lisa Ray

'Yoga travels well'

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Moonwalk a mile in his shoes

Think of what it took to be Michael Jackson, pop star chameleon forever mutating in the spotlight: the outrageous level of talent, the ...

Shameful side of the War on Terror

In Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War, James Risen, sets out to portray many seamy sides of the war on terror during past 13 years

India's Afghanistan predicament

India's Afghan Muddle is set against the backdrop of the imminent withdrawal of United States forces in Afghanistan and attempts to highlight ...

Utopia, out of office

What God's Own Office advocates - work from home - is already the emerging reality around us, as technology enables a new economy to take shape

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Kishore Singh

Rare treasures for the aam aadmi
Kishore Singh

Collectors are not averse to sharing their collections with people, and places of heavy traffic with adequate security, such as airports, would ...

Jai Arjun Singh

Breaking the wall
Jai Arjun Singh

The most Brechtian film I have seen from that period is Ketan Mehta's debut feature, Bhavni Bhavai

Anjuli Bhargava

The lost art of saying no
Anjuli Bhargava

Golf sets, tennis racquets, squash shoes, all manner of branded stuff, mobile phones and strangely even cars are bought by parents for their ...

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Chess (#1119)

The Open section of the World Juniors saw a tight finish. Lu Shanglei took the title with a last-round win

'Football is all they have'

Since 2012, the women's national football team from Haiti has spent six months a year training near the regional airport in South Bend, Indiana, ...

Chess (#1118)

Perfectionist that he is, Fabiano Caruana wasn't happy even though he shared first place with Boris Gelfand in Baku. The co-winners scored 6.5 ...

Fighting for the Body with which she Was Born

Athlete Dutee Chand, pulled from India's squad at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games due to high levels of testosterone in her body, is battling for ...

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Locking horns at the top

Apart from being the only all-wheel-drive sports utility vehicle in the entry-level luxury segment, the new Audi Q3 Dynamic also has adjustable ...

Three cheers

The top three hatchbacks in the market - the Fiat Punto Evo, Hyundai Elite i20 and Volkswagen Polo - go through their paces. The author finds ...

Mercedes-Benz GLA: Cute sports utility vehicle

It's in the looks department that Mercedes-Benz's new compact sports utility vehicle, the GLA, scores over its competition in the luxury segment

City's got a rival

Maruti Suzuki's new sedan, the Ciaz, does not have a bold design line or the peppiness that enthusiasts may be looking for, but it addresses the ...

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Harit Nagpal

Lunch with BS: Harit Nagpal

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Meena Ganesh & K Ganesh

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Lunch with BS: Neel Mukherjee

The Booker shortlisted author talks about its impact on his life and the authors he admires the most over a traditional Bengali meal

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...